Tarrant County 817-531-2657    Dallas County 214-920-9288  


The Educational Opportunity Center helps you plan the education and training you need to move up in life. We show you how to navigate the admissions and financial aid process so you can enroll in the college, university, or vocational school of your choice.

The Educational Opportunity Center is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, therefore, there is no charge to receive services.

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What We Do

The EOC helps eligible participants:

  • Identify appropriate educational options
  • Obtain career and occupational information
  • Apply for admissions to college
  • Obtain scholarship information
  • Apply for financial aid (grants, work-study, scholarships, and loans)
  • Register for classes
  • Enroll in college

Services are free of charge and provided to U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents age 19 and above who reside in Tarrant or Dallas counties. Appointments are encouraged. For information call 817-531-2657.

Recent Announcements

What do employers really want?

With all the news of late about how hard it is to get a job, how can you increase your chances of being successful? First, you can get an associate’s degree and then a bachelor’s degree. It’s no secret that people who learn more earn a better living. In addition to increasing your chances of ...

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Go to College

More people have been going to college in the last 20 years, and those who went not only are more likely to have jobs, but also to earn more money. That is the picture painted in a report called The Condition of Education 2013, from the U.S. Department of Education. The report also notes that ...

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Who gets financial aid?

People who are eligible for financial aid are those who can prove they are low-income and “need” aid. “Need” is a yardstick created by the federal government. Today’s yardstick says you are eligible for need-based financial aid if your annual taxable household income for a family of four is $35,325 or less (or $17,235 for ...

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